After Chauvin verdict, police veteran blows whistle on the 'dangerous' blue wall of silence

Ret. NYPD detective Marq Claxton: 'I don't believe what occurred during the course of the Chauvin trial will have significant impact on what is called 'the blue wall of silence', mainly because it is just a component of a larger, toxic police culture.'

4/22/2021 8:03:00 AM

Ret. NYPD detective Marq Claxton: 'I don't believe what occurred during the course of the Chauvin trial will have significant impact on what is called 'the blue wall of silence', mainly because it is just a component of a larger, toxic police culture.'

Throughout the Chauvin trial, prosecutors called eight witnesses from the Minneapolis Police Department and Chauvin’s boss to testify against him. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber and retired NYPD detective Marq Claxton discuss how this rare move might affect the outcomes of similar cases and why police culture makes the so-called blue wall of silence so dangerous.

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Exactly! Don't be fooled by the police chiefs and commissioners voicing their support of the verdict. THEY are political appointees chosen for their ability to sound compassionate. For every Dermot Shea there are scores of cops - and their unions - who think and act contrarily. do black America know that the united state gave the Yale university skull&bones men 5 trillion $ through the federal reserve to spend how they see fit, like using that money to create a war with black American through the police system, {Joe bidden know} {a virus they created}